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Spring 2024

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2024 concert, conducted by James Jackson,
took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

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Program:
Passacaglia from Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor - Johann Sebastian Bach trans. Nicholas D. Falcon
Concertino for Flute Solo with Band Accompaniment, op. 107 - CÚcile Chaminade arr. Clayton Wilson performed by Catherine Spain, flute
In the Spring, at the Time When Kings Go Off to War - David R. Holsinger
Everything Beautiful - Samuel R. Hazo

Havana - Kevin Day
Give Us This Day - David Maslanka, dedicated to the memory of Glen Adsit

Fall 2023

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2023 concert, conducted by Glen Adsit and James Jackson,
took place on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

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Program:

His Honor - Henry Fillmore edit. Frederick Fennell
Chorale and Alleluia - Howard Hanson
Danzon No. 2 - Arturo Marquez arr. Oliver Nickel

O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen trans. H. Robert Reynolds
Of Our New Day Begun - Omar Thomas
Give Us This Day - David Maslanka
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Spring 2023

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2023 concert, conducted by Dr. Dan D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

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February 2023

Capitol Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio, held a special concert
on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
This was a collaborative performance with
Windsor High school Concert Band, directed by Mr. Brandon Monroe, and
Bloomfield High School Concert Band, directed by Mr. Damon Coachman.

Program:

Windsor High School Concert Band
Flight of the Thunderbird - Richard Saucedo
West Highlands Sojourn - Robert Sheldon

Bloomfield High School Concert Band
Novena - James Swearingen

Capitol Symphonic Winds
Umoja "Anthem of Unity" - Valerie Coleman
Variations on "Amazing Grace" - Gwyneth Walker

Combined Ensemble
Shenandoah - Omar Thomas
Choreography - Robert Sheldon

Our combined ensemble included almost 150 members!

Fall 2022

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2022 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

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Spring 2022

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2022 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

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Program:

Ukraine Hath Perish'd Not
The Star-Spangled Banner
Bright Shadow Fanfare - Nicole Piunno
Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli

Shimmering Sunshine - Kevin Day
Star Wars Trilogy - John Williams arr. Donald Hunsberger

Fall 2021

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2021 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

American Overture for Band - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Band - Claude T. Smith (Saxophone soloist Annie Sawamura)
Ash - Jennifer Jolley
Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Come Sunday - I. Testimony - Omar Thomas
Come Sunday - II. Shout! - Omar Thomas
El Capitan - John Philip Sousa
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Spring 2021

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2021 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Saturday May 15, 2021 at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Program:

Amparito Roca - Jaime Texidor
Irish Tune from County Derry - Percy Grainger
First Suite in E Flat Chaconne - Gustav Holst
No. 3 March Folk Songs from Somerset - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Hymn to Healthcare Heroes - Anthony Susi
First Responders March - Anthony Susi
America the Beautiful arr. Carmen Dragon
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Phillip Sousa

Fall 2019

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2019 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, December 11 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Fall 2018

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2018 concert, conducted by Dr. Daniel D'Addio,
took place on Wednesday, December 12 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Spring 2018

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2018 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 9 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Fall 2017

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2017 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, November 29 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Spring 2017

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2017 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 10 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Fall 2016

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2016 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, November 30 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Fall 2015

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2015 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, November 30 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Fall 2014

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2014 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 3 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Spring 2014

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2014 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 7 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.
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Fall 2013

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2013 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 4 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
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Spring 2013

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2013 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 8 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.

Special solo performances included:
Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" featuring Shelby Apuzzo on English Horn and Eric Tunkel on Trumpet &
R. Vaughn Williams' "Concerto for Tuba" featuring Justin Chervony on Tuba and David Winer as Conductor

Fall 2012

The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2012 concert, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 12 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Our program featured the premiere of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" written by
Benjamin Park, who is a member of the ensemble's french horn section.
We also performed "Four Rhodian Scenes" featuring Catherine O'Kelly on guitar.
Catherine is a member of our oboe section.

Spring 2012

The Capitol Winds Spring 2012 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.

The concert program featured Walter Mamlok playing the Artie Shaw "Clarinet Concerto".

Other concert selections include the works of Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa, David Maslanka,
Howard Hanson, and the Premier of Adam Summerer's "Skirmish and Sword Dance".

Fall 2011

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The Capitol Symphonic Winds Fall 2011 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Procession of Nobles - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov 
Southern Hymn - Samuel R. Hazo 
Elements (Petite Symphony) - Brian Balmages 
Three Dances of Enchantment - Luigi Zaninelli 

The Walking Frog - K.L. King 
Symphony No. 3 Slavyanskaya - Boris Kozhevnvikov 
Russian Christmas Music - Alfred Reed 

Spring 2011

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The Capitol Symphonic Winds Spring 2011 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.


Festive Overture, Opus 96 - D.  Shostakovich (1837-1907) (Trans. D.  Hunsberger  b. 1932)

Hymn to a Blue Hour - John Mackey  b. 1973

Illyrian Dances - Guy Woolfenden  b. 1937
1. Rondeau
2. Aubade
3. Gigue

Dance of the Jesters - Peter I.Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) (Trans. Ray E. Cramer)

Concerto for Trumpet - F. Joseph Haydná(1732-1809) (Arr. W.J. Duthoit)
Soloist: Mark Hausman, Euphonium

Symphonic Dance No. 3, Fiesta - Clifton Williams (1923-1976)
Matt DeLassus, Conductor

The Seasons - Philip Sparke  b. 1951
1. Spring Sunshine
2. Summer Siesta
3. Autumn Alone
4. Winter Winds

With Pleasure (Dance Hilarious) - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) (Ed. Robert E. Foster)

Fall 2010

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The concert took place on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Spring 2010

The Capitol Winds Spring 2010 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

National Emblem by E. E. Bagley (1857-1922), Ed. Frederick Fennell (1914-2004)
Summer Unending by Jacob J. Narverud (b.1986)
People Who Live in Glass Houses by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), Ed. John R. Bourgeois
-The Champaignes
-The Rhine Wines
-The Whiskies-Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Rye
-Convention of the Cordials
Salvation is Created by Pavel Tschesnokoff (1877-1944), Arr. Bruce Houseknecht
*Katie Cox, Conductor
In Memoriam by Mark Camphouse (b. 1954)

Concertino for Clarinet, Opus 26 by C.M. Von Weber (1786-1826)
Soloist: Willard Minton, Clarinet
Three Dances from "The Maid of Orleans" by Peter Tschaikovsky (1840-1893), Ed. John R. Bourgeois
-Dance of the Bohemians
-Dance of the Pages
-Dance of the Actors
The Cowboys by John Williams (b.1932), Arr. Jim Curnow

Fall 2009

The Capitol Winds Winter 2009 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

Symphonic Suite by Clifton Williams
Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli
New England Triptych by William Schuman
...Be Glad Then America
...When Jesus Wept
...Chester
Uncle Henry March by Howard Akers
O Magnum Mysterium by Morton Lauridsen
Fusion by Brian Balmages
Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli

Spring 2009

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The Capitol Winds Spring 2009 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.

Program:

Overture La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner
Whatsoever Things by Mark Camphouse
Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland
** A special performance to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth **
Men of Ohio March by Henry Fillmore
Carmen Fantaisie on themes from Georges Bizet's opera by Francois Borne, featuring flute soloist Whitney Perrine
That Others May Live by Jeremy S. Martin
Boy Scouts of America March by John Philip Sousa

Fall 2008

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The Capitol Winds Winter 2008 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

Jubilee Overture by Philip Sparke
The Sea Treaders by W. Francis McBeth
Symphony #3 by Alfred Reed
Tunbridge Fair by Walter Piston
Kitty Hawk by John Cheetham
Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn by John Philip Sousa

Spring 2008

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The Capitol Winds Spring 2008 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.

Program:

The Circus Bee - Henry Fillmore
On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason - David Holsinger
Symphony in B flat - Paul Hindemith

Concertino for Clarinet and Band - Warren Barker, Giancarlo Bazzano soloist
Pineapple Poll - Arthur Sullivan
Symphony No. 6 - Tchaikovsky

Fall 2007

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The Capitol Winds Winter 2007 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

Florentiner March, Op. 214 -Julius Fucik (click on link to hear audio recording)
The Hounds of Spring - Alfred Reed
Medeival Suite - Ron Nelson
1. Homage to Leonin (12th Century)
2. Homage to Perotin (c. 1155-1200)
3. Homage to Machaut (c. 1300-1377)
Hanover Festival - Philip Sparke

With Sword and Lance - Hermann Starke
The Water is Wide - setting by Rick Kirby
Dance Movements - Philip Sparke
1. Ritmico
2. Molto Vivo
3. Lento
4. Molto Ritmico

Spring 2007

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The Capitol Winds Spring 2007 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.

Program:

American Overture - Joseph Willcox Jenkins
Amazing Grace - setting by Robert W. Rumbelow
The Sinfonians (Symphonic March) - Clifton Williams
Berceuse and Finale from "The Firebird" - Igor Stravinsky (ed. Alfred Reed)

Grand March from "Tannhauser" - Richard Wagner (ed. Alfred Reed)
Symphonic Prelude (The Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer) - Mark Camphouse
The Redwoods - Rossano Galante
To Tame the Perilous Skies - David R. Holsinger
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Fall 2006

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The Capitol Winds Winter 2006 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on December 13th, 2006 at the University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.
The concert program included the following compositions:

Ceremonial Flourishes by James Curnow
With Quiet Courage by Larry Daehn
Bandancing by Jack Stamp
Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Raise of the Son by Rossano Galante
Symphony of Prayer by J. Eric Schmidt - World Premiere
A Most Wonderful Christmas by Robert Sheldon

Spring 2006

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The Capitol Winds Spring 2006 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.
This concert featured works by Haydn Wood, Stephen Melillo,
Percy Grainger, Hector Berlioz, Eric Whitacre, and John Philip Sousa.

Fall 2005

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The Capitol Winds Winter 2005 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.
This concert featured works by Philip Sparke, Brian Balmages, David Holsinger, Alfred Reed, David Gillingham,
and a special tribute to Rosa Parks entitled "A Movement for Rosa" by Mark Camphouse.

Spring 2005

The Capitol Winds Spring 2005 performance, conducted by Gary Partridge,
took place on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater.
An all "March" music program featured works by William Walton, Percy Grainger, Lockhart-Seitz-Alford,
Henry Fillmore, Paul Hindemith, Morton Gould, Davide Delle Cese, and John Philip Sousa.

*This website information is independently produced by Guy Simonian, a volunteer community member musician of the Capitol Winds Ensemble. The University of Hartford and Hartt School are not responsible for this content.